In a statement released on Thursday, the university said it "deeply regrets" submitting the inaccurate dataImage Credit: Google
They pledged to take "immediate steps" to prevent such errors from happening in the future.Image Credit: Google
The inaccurate data included inflated SAT and ACT scores for incoming students, as well as overstated information about the percentage of students receiving financial aid.Image Credit: Google
The university said it would be taking a number of steps to prevent future errors.Image Credit: Google
Including hiring an outside firm to review its data-reporting processes and increasing communication between the office responsible for submitting data and the rest of the university.Image Credit: Google
"We are committed to ensuring that our data is accurate and transparent.Image Credit: Google
We will continue to work hard to regain the trust of our community," the university said in its statement.Image Credit: Google
The news comes just a day after the release of the latest college rankings from U.S. News & World Report.Image Credit: Google
In which Columbia University was tied for third place with the University of California, Berkeley.
It is not yet clear how the inaccurate data will affect Columbia's ranking in future years. U.S. News & World
The news comes just a day after another Ivy League school, Yale University.
They announced that it was also investigating possible inaccuracies in the data it had submitted for college rankings.